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>> woodruff: russian president vladimir putin today told german chancellor angela merkel that ukraine must remove its military from the country's southeastern region to resolve the showdown with pro-russian militants. this comes after the acting ukrainian president said his government's security forces had lost control of the area. james mates of independent television news reports from donetsk. >> reporter: they must have guessed what was coming. in a rare show of resistance, well-equipped, but clearly nervous, riot police decide to take a stand as a pro-russia may day march approaches. and in moments, it starts. sheer weight of numbers, driving the police back. first, they release some tear gas, but much too close to their own lines to be effective. then come stun grenades, thrown repeatedly into the crowd. it drove them back all right, but incited even greater fury. the police position was becoming completely untenable. they were forced back inside the building. this is the last official building, the last government office in donetsk that was still showing any loyalty to kiev. it is pa
chancellor angela merkel today, vladimir putin demanded that the ukrainians pull back their troops from the eastern region of their own country. i want to go straight to nick paton walsh near slovyansk. this all sounds like madness. what just happened? >> i think we're seeing a collapse of the central government's authority here in the east. during the day we've seen helicopters pass overhead where i'm standing. even as some of the pro-russian militant checkpoints on the outskirts of slovyansk are pulling back. those troops aren't particularly big, in evidence around here, besaw as you pointed out, violent clashes in the center of donetsk, the prosecutor's general's office there, 26 people injured. shots fired. the police who tried to defend the building, humiliated, stripped of their gear by the protesters who were extraordinarily violent. the city of millions of people which is now being taken over, here in slovyansk. i will show you now, jake, a video we filmed nearby, one of the checkpoints we've gone through. you see a better equipped soldier. we've noticed three or four of these t
made the suggestion in a phone call with on july merkel. chancellor merkel is on her way to washington were meeting with president obama. on theook has the latest crisis. including the view from one of russia's baltic neighbors. is right. vladimir putin's call for ukraine to remove military from its own territory took us got from the white house. calling a preposterous and the white house press secretary. the country's acting president can seize. the government is losing control of the eastern part of the country to progress in nationalist. storming the regional prosecutor's office today, the .atest sign of the unrest the latest confrontation in eastern ukraine. 50 people being held hostage in those facilities. including eight observers from the organization for security operation in europe. terkel asked him to help when the release of the monitors. a scene from the past in moscow. vladimir putin being praised. meeting with vice president biden. i asked her if she thinks vice president putin is trying to bash the vice president trying to reconstitute the ussr. to.e would like nonethele
in berlin with german chancellor uncle a merkel. president bush said the state tv when you reach an agreement to urge russia to play in response to rule in the international community the us and european union have been trying to pressure put on by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. european borders cannot will not be changed through political and intimidation or military force. we have to be resolute in imposing costs. russian leaders have denied their behind the turmoil in to criticize the sanctions they say they won't retaliate songs yet it was solution to the swiss foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want o give others the opportunity to calm down he seemed far from home on the ground in eastern ukraine as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away manng checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied region to make matters worse ukraine is deeply and dad the international monetary fund is thrown in the seventeen billion dollar lifeline. we are trying to improve the situation so that the stability is restored but i
't. >> by the way, is there a joint news conference tomorrow by obama and merkel? >> yes. you can expect that. >> okay. >> major garrett. >> jay, do you wish this e-mail had been included earlier? >> here's what i can tell you, we provided -- >> just, not asking anything about the broader, just do you wish this had been included in the process of communicating, the administration communication to the congress that was requested? >> i wish that rather than spending so much of their time -- and we all have limited time, right? -- republicans in congress on this and on repealing the affordable act, republicans in congress actually got about the business of helping the economy grow and helping it create jobs and making the necessary investments for the economy to grow in the future. >> has been providing, as the president said, all relevant information, do you wish that this had been included in that relevant information? can you imagine not being a partisan, not being a conspiracy theorist, someone hearing that conservative group sues the state department or a foia application is requested, this
. angela merkel will talk about the possibilities of sanctions with russia. >> in pakistan, the taliban has frequently targeted girls a schools in the north. more than 400 schools have been destroyed by that group. but since they have pushed the taliban out, more than 300 of them have been rebuilt. >> this footage captures the moment the taliban bombed the school. during the two years the armed group ruled the northern region, it destroyed more than 400 schools, many of them for girls. the reason the group said at the time was simple. the primary and secondary institutions were providing education that was too western, and non-islamic. today, the situation is very different. after the taliban was pushed out of the area by the military in 2009, more than 350 schools have been reconstructed with the help of foreign governments and international aid agencies. she's in the tenth grade. and she's happy to be back in the classroom. >> when the taliban was in control, they made us so afraid. i didn't go to school for two years. now they are gone, and we can get an education without fear. >> report
to happen. >> chancellor merkel will be in washington right? who has hade excellent relations with vladimir putin up until this point. they're going to have ukraine at the top of their agenda and russia the top of their agenda. hear howresting to aggressive she is. qwest thank you. interview with that from washington. the ford ceo is calling it quits. stick with us and we will talk to him next. motoro of the ford company. if you missed any of our interviews, you can watch them both. on apple tv. you can also watch is on-demand or streaming live. the internet is a good place to -- us. here in ♪ >> winning the hearts and the wallets of business, travelers is no easy task. we will talk to someone doing that in just a moment. i believe we will talk right now with drew armstrong first. breaking news. pfizer comparing their $106 billion move. what if you got with this story. it is a pretty hefty price tag. like pfizer is preparing to raise its offer by $6 billion. waiting to go up next week here they will get things a little richer and try to bring them to the table and see if they cannot close
't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov, who's on a foreign visit said kiev government needs to be holding dialogue with southern and eastern regions of ukraine and his ministry's put out a statement calling plans by kiev to hold a referendum on national unit alongside the presidential poll may 25. they call that cynical and a sham. they've said that that can't happen while kiev launches military operations to in their words against their own people, but i wouldn't be surprised if the kiev government would say well, what's not possible right now is dialogue between us and those cities where the government buildings are being occupied by those very same separatist forces. >> there was a may day rale earlier. did the ukrainian crisis feature much there? >> to an extent, the main theme as it always is, is labor rights, and the importance of workers. it was interesting,
about russia as well. president obama, of course, has been talking and he's got angela merkel a washington trying to figure out how to impose steeper sanctions on ukraine and russia. he has asked that u.s. ceo's not attend the st. petersburg former -- form. say she will attend anyway? >> i asked executives and she said indra nooyi's schedule is in flux. she is on the schedule to attend but they said no schedule has been finalized, that it is still in flux at this moment. olivia, thank you so much for covering for me there at new york headquarters. but does it for today in the program but our insight pepsico special continues all day long, including an in-depth look at the company's associate media strategy and the high-tech bush to connect to a new generation of younger consumers ♪. >> it is 56 past the hour, meaning bloomberg television is on the market. i'm julie hyman. let's look at the big stock stories we have been watching, to see how the stocks are moving. ford, the company officially announcing this morning that mark fields will take over from alan mulally when he re
. japanese prime minister shinzo abe met in berlin with german chancellor angela merkel. >> translator: we reached an agreement to urge russia to play a responsible role in the international community. >> reporter: the u.s. and european union have been trying to pressure putin by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. >> the european borders cannot, will not be changed through political intimidation or military force. and we have to be resolute in imposing cost. >> reporter: russian leaders have denied they're behind the turmoil. and they've criticized the sanctions. they say they won't retaliate, yet. foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want to give others the opportunity to calm down. but things seem far from calm on the ground in eastern ukraine. as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away, manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied region. to make matters worse, ukraine is deeply in debt. the international monetary fund has thrown it a $17 billion lifeline. >> we are trying to improve the situation so that the sta
regions there will help defuse the cries. he told that that german chancellor angela merkel. what are they saying about that. >> >> oppositions have hardened since the government in kiev announced more than onces it was going to carry out this anti terror operation, announce said a relaunch and a second phase. that's when the deaths happened here and the positions hardened. can the ukrainian military just pull out? i don't think so, because at the same time, the interim government needs to be showing it's supporters that it's able to carry out something, and able to at least try to put some law and order in this part of the country, which will be very difficult. >> thank you very much. >> the situation in ukraine is expected to top the agenda as german chancellor angela merkel arrives in washington today for two days of meetings. tonight, she will dine with u.s. senators, tomorrow meet with president obama. german officials say she will discuss the possibility of further sanctions against russia with the president. >> there are new concerns this morning that some of the victimses
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
on the square since the fall of the soviet union in 1991. german chancellor angela merkel visits washington this week for meetings with president obama and ukraine is expected to be the number one topic. both leaders are meeting in an effort to show the west is united in its resolve to take even tougher measures against russia if necessary. elections in iraq, the iraqi prime minister is crediting voters with delivering a slap in the face of terrorism by turning out in large numbers for parliamentary elections. today's remarks reflect nouri al-maliki's confidence that he will eventually get another term. the turnout was estimated to have been 60% excluding volatile areas where there was no balloting. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. years, c-span brings public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences and offering complete apple ii gavel coverage of the u.s. house all is up public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 35 years ag
they're not represented by authorities in kiev. >> we have news of a phone call between angela merkel and putin. angela merkel is calling for help to free the military observes in ukraine. we were telling you about those. also president putin suggesting the withdraw of kiev's military unit from the southeast ukraine would be required. an end to the violence there and launch of national dialogue is also a point lavrov, the russian foreign minister was making a couple hours achlth that's the latest between the phone call between angela merkel and vladimir putin. >>> one of the great marine sites of the world could be lifted as a world heritage site in danger. that's the threat from the u.n. unesco because it's worried about the great barrier reef following the decision of dumping of millions of tons of sludge in this area. the government itself says it's committed to protecting the site. so it should be. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come. a bit of a tango with a mango. why trade relations have been souring over imports of one of the kings of fruit. ♪ find yourself. in
correspondent is here. angela merkel not in berlin, she is in d.c. d.c.e will be landing in later today, she first meets a group of senators. look for senators to pressure angela merkel on how you pressure vladimir putin on ukraine. it is going to dominate the discussion. she meets with obama tomorrow and then christine lagarde. willis merkel and obama, they make nice after some difficult relationships over the nsa allegations, tapping of her personal phone. >> which network do you think the merkel phone uses in the u.s.? >> you have got to go with t-mobile, 60% owned by deutsche telekom. we will watch to see but happens at the open, stocks are not trading here today but we will see what happens with t-mobile and sprint. an interview later on on bloomberg west with john legere, president and ceo of t-mobile. maybe we can press him on whether or not he wants the job of a merged company, sprint and t-mobile. >> thank you very much indeed, hans nichols. it for "the pulse," we will be back tomorrow. now it is "surveillance." ♪ kieve east slips away from and what's left of ukraine. the dow surg
a lot of energy, germany, angela merkel one of her big problems is that her country really likes the energy coming out of russia. >> that's true. it's up to the united states and the west. we have plenty of energy resources. all we have to do is start using them intelligently. and reduce the dependency of western europe on russian gas. >> see, i see it as even a larger issue in that, you know, while all the focus is on ukraine and what he is doing there is that last year when president obama drew the red line with syria and that back fired and he sort of outsourced and ling the chemical weapons in syria to putin, putin then was supposedly going to help us. now we hear that there is chlorine gas used about a month ago against civilians. it sounds like either we are foolish or there has been some double dealing or whatever. i see that sort of inroads in syria and a bigger problem for israel and sort of expanding in the region. that's what i see is even a larger issue. >> it's even bigger thansrki that in my view. the problem is you you know you can -- if you go back through frankl
angela merkel to resolve the crisis in ukraine ave is on the six nation tour of europe the two leaders met for an hour in berlin and held a joint news conference on wednesday. gemini is the first stop on this tour they called the talks very significant he said they discussed ukraine and cooperation in security economic and social fields as well as human and intellectual exchanges. i know it we reached agreement on urging russia to play a responsible role in the international community all like to expect the odd coupling and it might really have closely watched in ukraine. we expect the president a lexington to go smoothly on a twenty five it's a good thing she threw up in place emergency support of more than four hundred fifteen thousand dollars to the council of europe. he also offered about six hundred nine thousand dollars to international monitors in ukraine where do with the organization for security and cooperation in europe tokyo police i investigating the connection between gun as ambassador to japan as alleged involvement in an illegal casino. the business operated out of the
. on thursday german chancellor merkel for a ride on an official visit to washington d c meeting with president obama and other critical business figures topics include the events in ukraine transatlantic free trade. and of course dealing with a part of the surveillance disclosures which revealed last year that chancellor merkel was personally being spied on by the nsa. as for millions of average german citizens hence am just a few blocks from the white house the national press club former nsa contractor turned whistleblower adverts netting received even our award for truth telling. he shared the honors with filmmaker laura returns the first journalist he reached out to the documents. artsy political commentator send faxes the keyword ceremony he joined me earlier i first asked him to tell me about it this is an annual events the end of the organization in the four of war says a book prize or surprise for documentary filmmaking their surprise for courage. there's this truth telling prize which was to investigative journalists whistleblowers and this is what edward starting or fortress the conve
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